IDA PRESS RELEASE: IDA CONDEMNS THE USE OF FORCE BY INDIAN POLICE AGAINST PWD
INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE (IDA)
Arab Organization of Persons with Disabilities, Disabled People’s International,
Down Syndrome International, European Disability Forum,
Inclusion International, International Federation of Hard of Hearing People,
Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with
Disabilities and their Families, Pacific Disability Forum,
World Blind Union, World Federation of the Deaf,
World Federation of the DeafBlind,
World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
The International Disability Alliance condemns the use of force by Indian police against persons with disabilities
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) strongly condemns the use of force by Indian police against a peaceful protest of persons with disabilities on 27 February 2014. The demonstration, occurring outside the All-India Congress Committee Headquarters in New Delhi, was organized to express opposition to an ordinance for a Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill.
IDA demands a swift response by the Indian government to immediately address the violence occurring against demonstrators of the disability movement, in line with the commitments agreed to in the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). IDA also calls on the United Nations to ensure that India respects its obligations and takes action to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, enshrined in the UN CRPD.
The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is a network of eight global and four regional organisations of persons with disabilities and their families (DPOs), representing the estimated one billion persons with disabilities worldwide. Founded in 1999, as a network of international disability rights organisations, a unique composition, that allows IDA to act as an authoritative and representative voice of persons with disabilities in the United Nations (UN) system in New York, Geneva and worldwide. IDA’s Advocacy seeks to advance Human Rights utilising the UNCRPD and other Conventions, harnessing the strengthened united voice of its members, forging working relationships with partners to achieve common goals inclusive of persons with disabilities worldwide.
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